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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • This position has been filled
  • Salary: $64,700 - $77,000
  • Organization Type: Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Position Summary
The Senior Associate Director of Women’s Affinity Engagement oversees the Women’s Society of Washington University, the Woman’s Club of Washington University, Women and the Kemper and other assigned programs and projects. The Senior Associate Director will work closely with the volunteer leadership and membership of each group, helping facilitate volunteer-driven efforts to provide educational and networking opportunities to the St. Louis community, leveraging the strength of the university’s robust network of friends, alumni, and students. This position will serve as advisor to volunteer leadership as they plan, manage, and execute events and programs. This position also will serve as the liaison between the groups and University Advancement (UA) partners and fundraisers as they focus their time and efforts on fostering relationships with club members who also are in their fundraising portfolios. The Senior Associate Director of Women’s Affinity Engagement also has management responsibility for two coordinators.

Job Description
Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with and provide consultation to high-level volunteers to plan, manage, and execute events; also serve on committees and interact with university faculty.
  • Serve as the liaison between the groups and other Advancement areas, such as school and unit fundraisers, technology support, and events management.
  • Build and cultivate productive relationships with a wide range of colleagues and departments across the university including Campus Life, University College, Business Operations, etc.
  • Oversee the daily responsibilities of two coordinators.
  • Track and create quarterly and annual financial reports, manage budgets, and provide monthly budget reports, oversee membership dues tracking and reporting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Women’s Affinity Engagement and Special Events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Management experience.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Fundraising experience.
  • Budget management and financial reporting experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a broad constituency of alumni and friends.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to creatively navigate a complex organizational environment.
  • Ability to listen and learn.
  • Ability to remain focused on multiple priorities and work collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers.
  • Ability to manage staff.
  • Possess a strong work ethic, determination, and be detail oriented.
  • Ability to use technology to manage membership data and budgets.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five years of experience with volunteer programs ,event planning, alumni relations, higher education, public relations, marketing or a related field.

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Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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EEO/AA Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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